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Orientation Mobility Specialist
The O&M Specialist will typically work directly with the student, but might also work in collaboration with the student’s primary teacher, showing the teacher how to incorporate O&M techniques into the daily classroom routine and monitoring the correct use of O&M techniques. The O&M Specialist will begin by assessing the students’ current abilities and needs and then determine how to incorporate Orientation and mobility techniques into the student’s educational program.
- Provide appropriate, individualized instruction to each student on the caseload.
- Develop lesson plans and schedules that meet the goals of each student.
- Provide consultation and assistance to vision staff as to skills to implement in the classroom.
- Establish open, frequent communication with parents, and all related service staff.
- Make recommendations for the time needed to implement goals.
- Knowledge of Braille.
- Ability to teach tactile maps.
- Ability to teach techniques to train eccentric viewing and utilization of appropriate low vision devices necessary for orientation or travel.
- Assisting students to understand the impact of vision and to make safe travel decisions.
- Follow through on team developed behavioral goals.
- Participate in appropriate staff meetings as requested.
- Establish and maintain a positive atmosphere in working with staff in order that this atmosphere will be carried over for the student.